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Reading Exercise: Information, Advice, and How-To » A Parent’s Desire

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phaawF maaeF thookH khohnM naawkF jaakL bpraatL thaL naaR jaL haiF luukF maaM duuM laaeM aoM jaiM saiL laaeoH
Every parent, in addition to wishing that their child will come look after and take care of them,...
yangM meeM singL theeF bpraatL thaL naaR theeF sootL eekL yaangL neungL
...still has one more thing that they wish most of all.
คือหวังใจจะได้เห็นลูกเจริญก้าวหน้า ได้รับความสำเร็จในชีวิต
kheuuM wangR jaiM jaL daiF henR luukF jaL reernM gaaoF naaF daiF rapH khwaamM samR retL naiM cheeM witH
That is, they hope that they will see their children progress and succeed in their lives.
มีชีวิตที่ดีงาม มีความสมบูรณ์พูนสุข
meeM cheeM witH theeF deeM ngaamM meeM khwaamM sohmR buunM phuunM sookL
[They want their children] to live virtuous lives and have lives that are complete and full of happiness.
หากลูกเป็นได้ตามปรารถนา พ่อแม่ทุกคนจะไม่อิจฉาลูกเลย
haakL luukF bpenM daiF dtaamM bpraatL thaL naaR phaawF maaeF thookH khohnM jaL maiF itL chaaR luukF leeuyM
If their child becomes what [their parents] wish, no parent will ever be jealous of their child.
wanL jaiM yaangL diaaoM waaF jaL maiF daiF henR luukF bpenM yaangL nanH thaoF nanH
[Parents] have only one worry, that they will not see their child be like [they wish them to be].
theeF phaawF maaeF lamM baakL liiangH luukF ganM maaM gaawF pheuuaF sohngL seermR luukF haiF banM looH theungR khwaamM wangR graL nanH
Parents struggle to bring up their children in order to support their children to reach their goals and desires.
หากได้เห็นลูกเป็นคนดี มีความความรู้ความความสามารถ ฉลาดทันคน
haakL daiF henR luukF bpenM khohnM deeM meeM khwaamM khwaamM ruuH khwaamM khwaamM saaR maatF chaL laatL thanM khohnM
If they do see their children become good people, have knowledge and ability, are smart and quick-witted...
มีงานทำเป็นหลักฐาน ประสบความสำเร็จในชีวิตได้ตามที่หวัง
meeM ngaanM thamM bpenM lakL thaanR bpraL sohpL khwaamM samR retL naiM cheeM witH daiF dtaamM theeF wangR
...have a good, stead job, are successful in their lives and fulfill their hopes,...
phaawF maaeF thookH khohnM gaawF haaiR neuuayL laaeoH
...then every parent will no longer feel weary.
yaaL thamM haiF phaawF gapL maaeF phitL wangR gaawF laaeoH ganM
Please do not disappoint your parents.

Thai text from: “คำพ่อ - คำแม่, คำสอนของพ่อแม่คือมรดกล้ำค่ากว่าเงินทอง” “Our Father's Words - Our Mother's Words [Wisdom of our Parents], Teachings of our mother and father which are a collected heritage worth more than silver and gold” โดย พระธรรมกิติวงศ์ (ทองดี สุริเเตโช ป.ธ. ๙, ราชบัณฑิต) ISBN 974-493-911-7, published in 2548 (2005). Translation by David R. for Transcription by